I believe there is a sun tan oil with lemon for sale in Tunisia? Can anyone advise if they have used this product and where it can be bought in Hammamet?
You can buy the sun tan oil with lemon in a lot of shops, also in the hotels. It only cost a few Dinars (Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â± 3,5 TD in local shops, in the hotels a few Dinars more) but take very care !!!!!! There is NO SUN-PROTECTION in this oil and it is very dangerous to use this in Summermonths.
Please use a suncream with a high protection (20 or 30) !
Enjoy your holiday in Tunisia !
Kind regards from the Netherlands,
Cold pressed lemon oil is phototoxic . Steam distilled lemon oil (Citrus x limon, Citrus limonum) is not.
You should only use products which contain cold pressed lemon oil, in products that you generally wash straight off, like shampoos and soap.
Citrus oils contain a substance called furanocoumarin which reacts with sunshine..... during the steam distillation process furanocoumarin is left behind. Cold pressed oils are obtained by literally squeezing/ pressing the plant to obtain the oil and they are more volatile.
If it's cheap and cheerful it will be cold pressed oil being used. Steam distilled oils are expensive, especially if it's the first distillation because it's the purest form....further distillations will start to deteriorate the oil.
Imo: unless it specifically states that the lemon oil is steam distilled, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole....and it won't be costing pennies.
Apart from having no sun protection, would you knowingly use something that can give you skin cancer for the sake of a 'better' tan.?
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